If I had a mantel…

3 Dec

I would make this beauty….



Just another reason to add to the list of eagerness to own a house. Twig and Thistle once again has found a way to make home decor so fun, easy, and beautiful.  If you haven’t stopped by their blog it is a real winner especially if you are the crafty type.  Perhaps I will just make this and hang it on our back wall so our house smells like cinnamon and pine cones all season long.  ohhh how I love the holidays!

If you do have a mantel and think this is just as pretty as I do here are the instructions/supplies to make it happen!

What You’ll Need:
Pine Cones
Screw Hooks
Hole Punch

1. Begin by measuring your mantel or space that you’d like to hang your garland and cut your ribbon. Remember to leave extra for hanging. Once you’ve determined the length, space your pine cones out as you like on a flat surface. The pine cones I used were fairly large so I kept about 4 inches between each one. On the back of the ribbon discreetly mark where each pine cone will go, then punch a hole with a small craft punch. I used an 1/8″ round circle punch like this one.

2. Once you know how many pine cones you’ll need, screw in one screw hook into the top of each pine cone. This takes a little practice and you may need a little elbow grease but once you get the hang of it it goes pretty quickly.

3. Poke each hook through the hole you’ve made in the ribbon and hang! Easy as pie and something that will last for seasons to come!

Get Crafting!!!



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